Just six months after forming the unit, Epic Games has closed Impossible Studios. Based in Hunt Valley, Maryland, the studio was staffed by former developers from Big Huge games and was working on Infinity Blade: Dungeons. Now, the title has been put on hold.
"When former members of Big Huge Games approached [Epic Games] last year, we saw the oppurtunity to help a great group of people while putting them to work on a project that needed a team. It ws a bold initiative and [Impossible Studios] made a gallant effor, but ultimately it wasn't working out for [us]," the company founder, Tim Sweeney, said in a statement posted at 2:05pm on 8 February.
The saff at Impossible Studios find themselves out of a job for the second time in the past year, following last May 2012's closure of Big Huge Games.
Sweeny said affected members will receive three months severance pay and the oppurtunity to start a new company with the Impossible Studios logo.
With this new closure, Epic Games now operates just seven studios worldwide. These include its headquarters, Chair Entertainment, People Can Fly, Epic Games Korea, Epic Games Japan, and Epic Games Seattle.